Semenya hits back at IAAF ruling: "God made me the way I am"

Semenya hits back at IAAF ruling: "God made me the way I am"

- Caster Semenya has taken to social media to send a message to her critics about what she thinks of the IAAF's ruling

- The double gold Olympic medallist said God made her the way she is and she's proud of who she is

- Meanwhile, a South African professor resigned from the IAAF council in protest at ‘Caster Semenya policy’

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See first" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly news on your News Feed!

As Briefly.co.za reported previously, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) introduced new regulations that forces Caster Semenya, and other athletes like her, to lower their testosterone levels or compete in longer distances.

The ruling infuriated South Africans, who dubbed the regulations as "unjustified and racially humiliating". Now, the star athlete made known how she feels.

Although Semenya did not directly address the IAAF, she posted a series of messages on Twitter, which showed exactly how she feels- and it proves she's not letting it get her down.

"God made me the way I am and I accept myself. I am proud of who I am and I am proud of myself", the image read.

READ ALSO: Mthatha entrepreneur honoured by Walter Sisulu University with a Doctorate degree

Meanwhile, South African law professor Steve Cornelius send his resignation letter to the IAAF council in a bid to protest the new 'Caster Semenya law'.

Cornelius is the head of the department of private law and director of the centre for intellectual property law at the University of Pretoria, The Citizen reported.

The professor was appointed to the IAAF tribunal late in 2017, and he is also part of the Anti-doping panel the South African Institute for Drug-free Sports.

The letter he wrote to the head of the IAAF read as follows:

“On deep moral grounds‚ I cannot see myself part of a system in which I may be called upon to apply regulations which I deem to be fundamentally flawed and most likely unlawful in various jurisdictions around the globe‚” Cornelius said in the letter.
“It would also be unethical for me to devote time and energy to expose the warped ideology behind the new regulations while serving on the Disciplinary Tribunal.
“It was at first an honour to be appointed to the IAAF Tribunal‚ but sadly I cannot‚ with good conscience‚ continue to associate myself with an organisation which insists on ostracising specific individuals‚ all of them female‚ for no reason other than being what they are born to be.
“The adoption of the new eligibility regulations for female classification is based on the same kind of ideology that has led to some of the worse injustices and atrocities in the history of our planet.”

What are your thoughts on the professor resigning form the IAAF? Visit our Facebook page to leave us a comment or inbox us your story and we could feature it.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.

Briefly South Africa has gone through the list of current and immediate past African leaders and is ready to present Top-5 tips on how to be an average African president.

Source: Briefly.co.za

Related news
Chelsea suspend 4 fans who racially abused Raheem Sterling on Saturday

Chelsea suspend 4 fans who racially abused Raheem Sterling on Saturday

Chelsea suspend 4 fans who racially abused Raheem Sterling on Saturday
Briefly.co.za
Mailfire view pixel